February 28, 2011 Subject:
This is an excellent book about a period in time in Panama of great interest. It was a well written and fascinating account of the great changes that happened from the years 1900 until 1919. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in the history of Panama and the Canal Zone. Thanks to John Loveridge for making this available to all.
February 22, 2009 Subject:
The book provides a wonderful social and political history of the country as witnessed by an objective resident who has a good sense of humour and a good eye for the interesting; it is mostly anecdotal but is interspersed with interesting historical facts concerning the native Indians, the buccaneers, the revolution, the malaria and yellow fever epidemics and the construction of the Panama Canal.